Specialist Learning Courses

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher Education, British Sign Language (BSL) and teacher training to specialist courses in speech therapy and courses for students with learning difficulties.

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  1. Assertiveness for people who stammer

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increase your effectiveness by saying what you want to say assertively. Develop assertiveness and effective communication through discussion and role play. Issues addressed are: saying no, making requests, responding to criticism and saying what you feel.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  2. Train the Trainer (Summer)

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Train the Trainer' is a practical weekend course designed to help you gain ideas for effective facilitation and managing groups. It is suitable if you are thinking of becoming a trainer and want to gain confidence in planning and facilitating the training, or if you are an experienced trainer and want to refresh your practice. You will leave with some tools and techniques that will ensure your training is engaging and productive for your learners. On day 2 you will have the opportunity to deliver a short micro-training or interactive presentation. You are required to attend both days of this course.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £129.00

  3. Speech and language therapy as a career

    Course Date: Tue 11 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in becoming a speech and language therapist? This workshop covers training courses in the UK, what the job involves, career structure, pay and hints for a successful interview, plus the opportunity to meet clients.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Pre-level 2 BSL: refresher

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have passed level 1 in BSL but are not quite ready to do level 2, this course is for you. Practise storytelling, having conversations and presenting information to others in an unhurried and friendly class. This is not an exam class, but you will receive an attendance certificate.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £190.00

  5. Developing your counselling skills practice - follow-up day

    Course Date: Fri 21 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for SLTs who have attended our three-day course ‘Effective counselling skills’, this experiential one-day workshop will help you consolidate your knowledge, skills and practice. Exact course content will be negotiated with participants; potential topics include skills practice in triads and groups, practical trouble-shooting of clinical issues you may have encountered in your work and working creatively.



    Group number is limited to 12, so early booking is recommended. Once you’re enrolled on the course, we will contact you regarding your hopes and expectations, so that the course content is tailored to your needs and work context.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  6. Communication with older people with a hearing loss

    Course Date: Fri 21 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course will cover the features of age-related hearing loss and how these relate to what, and how, older people hear and understand. Participants will learn communication strategies so that older people can understand them better.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  7. Confident communication for people with hearing loss

    Course Date: Fri 21 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This five-week practical course is aimed at adults with acquired hearing loss who experience hearing difficulties in everyday situations. Partners, family members and friends are also encouraged to enrol.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £48.00
    Concession: £35.00

  8. Excel 2016 essentials for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you new to Excel? Have you been using Excel but are unsure of its main features? This provide you with a solid overview of the key aspects of of Excel including important terminology, creating simple worksheets, entering and formatting data, making basic calculations and creating simple charts and graphs.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  9. Manage your tinnitus

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This four-week practical course is aimed at those with tinnitus who would like to understand it better and learn about techniques to be able to manage it.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £42.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Become more lipreadable

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you know a hard of hearing or deaf person who needs to lipread you? Find out how lipreading works and how you can make some small adjustments in order to become more 'lipreadable'.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  11. The Build 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive about stammering, reduce avoidance strategies and be introduced to mindfulness. This is our shortest intensive course, enabling you to make maximum progress in minimum time. This course runs from 8-12 July, then September 9-10. Each day runs from 9.30 am to 5.30pm.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £202.00
    Concession: £87.00

  12. Motivational interviewing for speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Motivational Interviewing is a short-term, empathic and practical counselling approach used to support change. It helps us as therapists explore and resolve ambivalence with our clients, while motivating them to make changes in a manner congruent with the client’s own values and concerns. This skills-based workshop will introduce you to a range of motivational interviewing techniques and give you the opportunity to practise them in a safe environment. The course is suitable for speech and language therapists working with any types of client group, carers and families.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. Facilitating aphasia communication groups

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This interactive and experiential workshop will explore creative and effective ways to run conversation groups with people with aphasia. There will be contributions from service users and opportunities to observe examples of activities and resources used at Build.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Sat 6 Apr 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you passed your BSL level 1 and are you ready for a level 2 course? Build your skills and knowledge and achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £754.00
    Concession: £667.00

  15. Introduction to lipreading

    Introduction to lipreading

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £79.00

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